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Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its esports program launched by the university’s esports director, Dana Hustedt. In this episode of Higher Ed Advisor, Dana joined us to discuss how she helped start the university’s first esports program as she transformed student survey responses and student-run clubs into an initiative that propelled the university into the exciting space of collegiate esports. She also explored factors that influenced the institution to jumpstart its esports program, like building on its large campus gaming population and integrating the student overlap from Florida Tech’s programs as a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) institution.
Plus, Dana shares how to build a successful esports program on college campuses, such as:
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